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Events

 

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Storytelling by the Fire

Friday 3rd November
Florence Court
Adult £15

Autumn Garden Walk

Saturday 4th November
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Jo’s Walks — The building of Murlough: Part 1

Saturday 4th November
Murlough NNR, Keel Point, Dundrum entrance
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Changing Landscapes: Protecting the environment in a new Europe

Monday 6th November
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

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BTO NI Conference

Saturday 11th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
see above

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 12th November
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
Free

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Innovative Learning using GIS, ICT and Fieldwork

Saturday 18th November
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

Have a go: Dry Stone Walling

Saturday 18th November
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday 18th November
Mount Stewart
£19

Family Festive Film Fun

Saturday 18th November
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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NIEA Conference on Water Framework Directive – Future Partnerships

Saturday 25th November
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS
Free

Crafted

Saturday 25th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 26th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Co Armagh
Free

World Forum on Natural Capital 2017

Monday 27th November
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
See website for details

Scrub Clearance & Conserving the Cryptic Wood White Butterfly

Monday 27th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association – Hydrogen Economy Seminar

Wednesday 29th November
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
See website for details

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The Northern Ireland National Ecosystem Assessment is part of a UK–wide project to assess the state of our ecosystems and how we value the services that they provide…

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The report provides the first analysis of Northern Ireland’s natural environment and the ecosystem services it provides and attempts to place a value on those services in economic, social and environmental terms. It considers changes over time, examines the factors driving current changes and provides recommendations on how Northern Ireland’s land and sea can be managed to ensure delivery of a wide range of benefits to enhance well–being.

It also provides an introduction to the use of the ecosystem approach to inform policy development and management decisions which can maintain and improve the ecosystem services that provide a range of benefits to residents and visitors. This ecosystem assessment exercise forms the basis for making future management decisions which enhance ecosystem health, resilience and ability to deliver many diverse services which will ensure maximum contributions to human well–being and economic prosperity.

NIEL has also produced some fact and information sheets to raise awareness of the ecosystems approach with government, policy makers and the wider eNGO sector.

Events:

Introduction to natural capital accounting at the local & landscape scale

Useful Links:

Blog: Natural capital accounting at the national level

D3.4 Nat Cap Accounting Discussion Paper

Natural Capital Committee 4th report

Beyond the Horizon Conference Report

UK National Ecosystems Assessment